In this Mediterranean city, every season lets you enjoy your time out. But spring came upon Barcelona so early and so good and sunshine with a warm breeze started to make us feel even more alive. Now it’s the time to start making some solid plans for the upcoming weekends.

Here’s a list of not to miss events to enjoy in Barcelona!

8 Events You Shouldn’t Miss This Spring in Barcelona 

International Beer Festival

When: 15th to 17th March
Where: La Farga de L’Hospitalet

Beer might not be the most famous thing about Barcelona. But since this festival offers a selection of 650 different types of beer from all over the world it’s definitely beer o’clock in Barcelona! So beer lovers beware! We highly recommend you to act like a judge for the sake of the international competition of “Barcelona Beer Challenge”. But be careful and do not try to taste all of them! Save the date and prepare yourself to have a detox week afterward.

You can either buy a daily ticket for €8 or for 3-day entrance for €10 and enjoy a variety of beers from 2 to 4 coins (each coin costs €1).

For more information about the Barcelona Beer Festival 2019: https://barcelonabeerfestival.com/

Rally Barcelona Sitges

When: 17th March 10:30 to 19:00
Where: Starting from Plaza Sant Jaume to Sitges

A tradition since 1959, Rally Barcelona Sitges is ready to run for the 61st time to give you a chance to travel back in time. Are you interested in vintage cars and fancy looks from early 20th century or just want to see something definitely does not belong today? Then this rally is an opportunity you shouldn’t miss!

Don’t worry if you cannot make it to the rally day. The cars will be on public display on Saturday at L’illa Diagonal shopping center from 10:00 to 17:30.

For more information about the Rally Barcelona Sitges: http://www.rallybarcelonasitges.com/es/

Festival of Pi or Saint Josep Oriol

When: 16th to 24th March
Where: Pi Neighborhood, Basílica of Santa Maria del Pi

If you haven’t seen any traditional festival in Barcelona yet, Festa de Sant Josep Oriol, also known as Festa Major of Pi Neighborhood is gonna be a good start to experience some of the best Catalan traditions. Named after the Saint Josep Oriol, the festival is gonna be held around the Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi throughout the week.

Do not miss human towers and the big parade on Sunday with the attendance of the famous giants, human towers, beasts and big heads of Catalunya dancing and celebrating their day!

For more information on the Festival of Pi or Saint Josep Oriol : https://beteve.cat/agenda/festes-sant-josep-oriol-2019/

Earth Day

When: 22nd April
Where: Parc de Ciutadella & Lluís Companys

Organized by the Earth Day Association, “Dia de la Terra” is celebrated as a fair in Barcelona with a food market, conferences and several events with the attendance of several NGOs, small-scale food producers, and farmers.

If you don’t have plans outside of the city, what’s better than visiting the market in the beautiful Parc de Ciutadella, having organic and fresh food on a sunny April day?

For more information on Earth Day in Barcelona: https://meet.barcelona.cat/en/visit-barcelona/must-see/mercat-per-la-terra-fair

Sant Jordi

When: 23rd April
Where: La Rambla

Roses or books? Well, no need to make a choice really. Unlike the old tradition of Sant Jordi in which men buying roses for the women and women started to give books to men in return, this local event resembling Valentine’s Day is just another opportunity for us to break the rules!

Feel free just to enjoy the special scent of Barcelona streets (try not miss the chance to see La Rambla on this day) or participate in this special tradition by attending the events and exchanging roses and books with your beloved ones. In both cases, this day is gonna be a celebration for all your senses!

For more information on Sant Jordi: http://lameva.barcelona.cat/culturapopular/en/festivals-and-traditions/sant-jordi

Firefighters Race

When: 27th April
Where: 10 Km Race Starting From Estació de França

Did you miss the chance to follow the amazing marathon race was held in Barcelona on 10th of March? Don’t worry, we have another race coming up soon! Brave firefighters (bombers) of Barcelona this time are gonna run for themselves. In its 20th year, Cursa de Bombers gonna be again open for everyone who wants to participate and run next to uniformed firefighters (good luck with that!).

Don’t miss the opportunity to watch or better to participate in this unusual and unforgettable race.

For more information on Firefighters Race: http://cursadebombers.barcelona/es/

The Night of the Museums

When: 18th May
Where: Free Entrance and Events at Several Centers (TBA)

We hope you already have a list of specific days that some of the very important museums in Barcelona have free entrance. However, this time let us make a favour and remind you of this very special day and night! Celebrating the International Museums Day, all the museums are gonna open their doors on 18th May between 19:00 and 01:00. The programme of this year’s special night is not announced yet, but based on experience we can guarantee that there is gonna be a selection of events for everyone’s interest.

Save this date because your night of the museums is gonna be even more exciting than the “Night at the Museum” starring Ben Stiller.

Check the website later for the programme of The Night of the Museums in Barcelona:
https://www.barcelona.cat/lanitdelsmuseus/es/

Primavera Sound 2019

When: 30th May to 1st June
Where: Parc del Fòrum

And last but definitely not least, the long-awaited event of spring is already knocking on the doors of Barcelona!

Primavera Sound Festival 2019 is not only specially marked in the calendar of music lovers in Barcelona but also attracting tourists from all over the world. It is the best consolation to the last days of the spring and a festive messenger of approaching summer.

Cardi B, J Balvin, Nas, Interpol, Modeselektor, Erykah Badu, Tame Impala, Solange, and Rosalía are only a few of the names that will be performing in Primavera Sound 2019.

Not sure if you are still here and reading the rest of the post after checking out the full line-up, but in addition to these amazing names, Primavera Sound 2019 also offering additional events under the name of Primavera a la Ciutat programme. Make sure you check all the events and don’t forget to consider all the amazing food trucks will be serving the best street food of Barcelona (can’t help myself but to highlight this side of the events).

For more information on Primavera Sound Barcelona 2019: https://www.primaverasound.com/?lang=en

 

You may leave now to check all the programmes and to make your weekends marked till the end of the spring, if you haven’t already done so.

And don’t worry there’s gonna be a summer edition of this post!

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